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Ancient Art

White Ground Lekythos

ca. 425 B.C.


40.5 cm (15 15/16 in.)
other: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)
Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. William Witman II, B.A. 1935
Greek, Attic
Containers - Ceramics

Ambassador and Mrs. William Witman, II; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1993.


“Acquisitions and Gifts 1993,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1994): 173.

John H. Oakley, Picturing Death in Classical Athens: The Evidence of the White Lekythoi (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 112, fig. 75.

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